Powdered Keg Redux

The assassination of a political leader. The forming of alliances. Where have I heard this one before? Along with Steve Soto, I can't quite tell on what grounds the Bush Administration is going after Syria for the assassination of Hariri. It seems forced and over the top, and when combined with our recent saber rattling towards Iran, a little unnerving. I'm still not sure whether Bush is audacious and stupid enough to start another war (a much bigger war), or whether he is just ratcheting up the rhetoric. I'm also not very confident that he can do the latter without also starting the former. But all is not lost. We have the chronically incompetent Rice, and her new sidekick, Elizabeth Cheney, on the job. We're in good hands.